Dhaba Style Dal

Creamy, yummy and perfectly scoop – able dal. This dhaba style dal has a lovely tadka and an unexpected topping that makes it irresistable. Recipe : Ingredients : Serves 2 – 4 2 tbsp Toor Dal 2 tbsp Masoor Dal 2 tbsp Moong Dal 2 tbsp Split Green Moong with skin 2 tbsp Channa Dal…

Panzanella

The best way to use stale bread. It’s zingy, vibrant and reminds you of summer just to look at. If you are having a brunch, want a light lunch, want a side salad for your main, this is it. It’s fresh, bright and zingy. The best part is, the ingredients are what we always have…

Amritsari Chole

Deeply flavoured, slightly tangy spiced chickpea curry that is the cornerstone of Punjabi cuisine. Once you make chole this way, you’ll never make it any other way. The deep colour is distinctive trademark of a dhaba style curry. The colour is because of boiling the chickpeas with tea bags. This gives it a distinctive flavour…

Baked Sriracha Maple Cauliflower

It’s sticky. It’s spicy. It’s sweet. It’s everything you want in a mouth watering Asian dish. This dish makes for a wonderful appetizer. Dry it out a little bit, and pass around on a large platter with cocktail sticks. The sauce can me made ahead of time and stored in the fridge, diluted with a…

Spiced Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa is a health food rage, we all know that. It’s everywhere these days. Although it’s very difficult to get kids to eat quinoa. At least mine won’t. My elder one says, under the influence of Masterchef Australia, “It’s too nutty, mom”. So this is my way of making them eat it. You hardly realise…

Pasta Puttanesca ( Vegan )

The simplest of all pasta recipes but the one with the most flavour. I enjoy a pasta recipe that is not drenched in cream or cheese. There is a time and place for rich and indulgent but for the most part, simple pasta has my heart. Tinned tomatoes are key to the dish for the…

Thai Red Curry with Lemongrass Scented Rice

If there is one thing that Asian cuisine has in aces, it’s flavour. Very few ingredients can boost a dish with so much power, it’s quite magical. This dish, incidentally vegan, comes together in less than 30 minutes. The paste takes hardly any time and can be a fridge staple if you make it ahead…